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Should the content section of BST be sub-divided?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by macdonjo3, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    I know when the SEO section of the marketplace got busy, BHW separated the section to try to help people find what they need.

    The content section is really becoming popular, so I'm proposing that the sections be divided in 2 parts to help people find what they need. One possibility is:

    - Freelance/Individual writers (no staff)
    - Agencies (staff writers)

    I love to work with individuals, and I know other people do too because sites like Upwork allow you to choose "individuals only" when making a project. Working with an agency, you're sure to get mark ups and potentially a different writer each time. Agencies also have tight rules and nickel and dime you with fees if you want them to write directly inside of WordPress, etc.

    Another way it could be broken up is by pricing. There are generally 2 things people needs content for:

    - Money site content ($2+ per 100 words)
    - Tiered content (under $2 per 100 words)

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. dhia27

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    looks fair enough for both buyer and seller..
     
  3. Bleght

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    I don't see the point. It's like a single filter that many people might find unhelpful. Many people that need content don't really care if it's a freelancer or an agency. And sometimes it might be a freelancer that does a large portion of the work himself, but hires friends/colleagues when the workload increases. So it's a blurry line that many buyers would not need. Dividing it on price might also be unhelpful since different people would make the differentiation between the two tiers at a different price point and money site quality is actually subjective anyway. It's all too arbitrary for a division to make real sense. Just my two cents.
     
  4. simply

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    @OP - A voting system would be great .
    Anyway I up-vote for your proposal.
     
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    Since BHW is now on Xenforo this could be done simply with thread prefixes.
     
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  6. macdonjo3

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    That's an excellent point. Prefixes would work.
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    What? No, agencies mark people up. Read here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/writers-required.857017/

    These are not "friends." He's hiring random people on BHW, to fulfill his service, which he's marking up to the people of BHW for a profit.

    Honestly, how many providers have you purchased from on BHW? Are you a pretty big player?

    I ordered from 5 this week and have tested almost all of the first 50 threads in the section. I'm used to sifting through them now, but my suggestions would have been helpful.
     
  8. Bleght

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    Sure they do. I was giving an example of something that might fall in the middle, not something that I believe is the norm.


    I have some experience purchasing content on and off this forum, not a big player at all ;) But I do have an opinion and it's that such a "line" seems random to me. Oh, and it's going to be pretty difficult to make sure all providers comply.
     
  9. Capo Dei Capi

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    I'd like to see the hosting section changed to where things are divided up by what kind of hosting it is VPS,DEDI,RDP,Shared,Seedbox etc. Some could be grouped together like VPS,RDP it would make looking for a good provider easier.
     
  10. Conor

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    I think the majority of the sections could be divided up actually. There's a big difference between Web Design and Web Development.
     
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